Cat Flap Fitter Thetford Norfolk (IP24): The installation of a cat flap to an outside wall or door in your house in Thetford, will allow it to live a life of contentment and enjoy it's own bit of independence. When constantly kept indoors, cats much like people, will get irritated and grouchy. Having a cat that is both mentally and physically fit, is just one of the positive aspects of allowing your furry friend accessibility to world outside with a cat flap. If this sounds like a good option for you, what kind of cat flap should you opt for?
Aat its most basic is just that. A piece of bendable material fixed over a hole in a doorway to enable a cat to go through, but keep the elements out. Of course, this is really basic, and won't be adequate for most Thetford cat owners, who would favour something a tad more weatherproof and secure for a main door to their home, although it may be suitable for a garden fence panel or shed door.
This simple model is still a long way off being ideal because it allows other cats or creatures a way to enter into your house, however it can be slightly improved upon with the addition of a magnetic strip to keep the flap in position.
The next step up from the magnetic strip model are infra-red or RF chip, magnetically operated. With these, either a magnet, RF or IR chip will be enclosed in your cat's collar. No animal will be able to leave or access your home unless it's equipped with this special collar. The drawback is that any other cat in the area who has a similar style of collar will be able to gain access to your house when using this type of cat flap. Even these can be enhanced to a certain degree with an RF cat flap and collar system featuring an owner programmed unique identifier. Only your feline friend gets access, thus adding an added layer of control and security.
A cat flap that's can be recognised by your cat's micro-chip, is the next stage in Thetford feline access security. You need to enter the unique number of your cat's micro-chip into the memory the cat flap (which is battery powered), and if you have several cats it will take multiple entries. Exit and entry are only possible for microchipped animals, and the flap is unlocked whenever you cat is nearby.
No matter what cat flap you buy, it should have the ability to be locked in position. For extra security, almost all cat flaps boast a four way locking system nowadays. Which means it's got the capability to be locked fully, enable only entry into your house, allow exit only, or be put in 2-way exit and entry mode. This provides complete control over how your cat flap operates both throughout the day and during the night time. The wherewithal to perform specific functions according to the time of day, and in keeping with yours and your cat's requirements is also a possibility with some of the high end models of cat flap.
If you're pretty good at DIY, putting in your own cat flap should not be too much of a challenge, as long as you have a solid wood door on your Thetford home. Not in any circumstances should you try to fit a cat flap in a reinforced uPVC door or in a double glazed window. These types of fittings require a professional installation by a reputable cat flap fitter or odd job man with the necessary skills and equipment.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN THETFORD
Double Glazing Installations - If your new cat flap needs to be fitted into a double glazed window or door panel, and your appointed "tradesman" attempts to drill a hole in it, stop the job right away and show them the gate. New cat flaps can't be fitted into existing double glazing doors or window panels. Any sort of double glazing will be ruined by cutting into it, and will damage its security, insulating attributes and strength. It should in no circumstances be attempted and renders your double glazing unsound.
A specialist cat flap fitter will take measurements of your current double glazed unit and have a local glazing firm make a new purpose made pane. To ensure that your cat flap can be nicely installed into it, this new glazed pane will arrive with a hole pre-cut as an integral part of its structure. This may take a week or so to manufacture, however it's really the only way to fit a cat flap in a pre-existing patio or double glazed door. When your new pane of glass is delivered, the installer will take out the old one, and exchange it for the new "cat flap ready" one. It's now possible to fit your cat flap.
External Wooden Doors - Solid wood doors are, as we already stated, the easiest options for new cat flap installation in Thetford. It's generally wise to hire the services of an experienced cat flap fitter or carpenter, if you're unsure about cutting a hole in your front door. A project of this kind should not be expensive and will provide you with peace of mind that your pet will be using an expertly installed flap.
uPVC Door Panels - It's quite possible to install a cat flap into most uPVC doors. It is necessary to know the internal construction, since some uPVC doors can have a steel lining for additional security. The designs of door with a one piece panel are the simplest for installing cat flaps, so if yours has got a slatted type panel, it might be advisable to swap this for a single panel.
Wall Installation - It is also possible to have a cat flap fitted into an exterior wall of your house in Thetford, if you do not want to have a hole cut in one of your doors, whether for security or aesthetic reasons. A wall cat flap entrance calls for considerably more equipment and expertise to install, therefore it's certainly better left to the pros. Almost all cat flap installations in walls are a simple straight tunnel style, however right angled access via a pillar can also be achieved. A neat square hole will need to be made through your wall, into which is inserted a metal or plastic, square open ended tube. A suitable cat flap is then mounted on both ends of the hole.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Thetford - If you've already got a cat flap installed on your door, wall or window, but it's broken or not functioning correctly, the current hole can hopefully still be used for the installation of a new one. A specialist Thetford cat flap fitter will be glad to take out your old unit and swap it for a fresh cat flap without inflicting any damage on the door, window or wall on which it is attached.
When the cat flap installation involves insertion into a pre-cut hole in a double glazing pane, it will be important to make certain that this was previously done correctly, before fitting the new cat flap. The glass panel will have to be taken out and replaced to avoid any safety and security problems, if it becomes obvious that this isn't the case and corners were cut during the original installation.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN THETFORD
Whether you need your cat flap fitted in a door, wall or window, you will find that there are plenty of professional cat flap installers, handyman contractors and even local glazing companies in the Thetford area who'll be willing to help. There are several ways to locate a reliable cat flap fitter, and few come close to the option of asking for recommendations from friends and family. If they're prepared to recommend a tradesman who they have used, you can be fairly certain that you'll be pleased also.
If you can't find a cat flap fitter through personal recommendations, always try to get two or three different estimates before coming to a decision, and bear in mind that the cheapest may not always be the best. Check whether they offer any warranties or guarantees for the quality of their workmanship, so you've got some recourse for compensation if something does happen to go amiss as the work is undertaken.
An experienced cat flap installation contractor in Thetford will provide you with a high quality product, skillfully fitted, and one which will last you, and your cat, for many years.
Cat flaps can be installed in Thetford and also in nearby places like: Snarehill, Eriswell, Feltwell, East Harling, Croxton, Barnham, Kilverstone, Barningham, Hockwold cum Wilton, Mundford, Hepworth, Mildenhall, Hopton, Weeting, Lakenheath, as well as in these postcodes IP24 1BE, IP24 1BZ, IP24 1WS, IP24 1BN, IP24 1LB, IP24 1DP, IP24 1EE, IP24 1FN, IP24 1JN, IP24 2AJ. Locally based Thetford cat flap installers will most likely have the phone code 01842 and the postcode IP24.
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There is a variety of work that can be conducted by your local Thetford cat flap fitter including cat flap installation in metal doors, Sureflap cat flap installations, small cat flaps, Catmate cat flap installations, magnetic cat flap installation in Thetford, replacement cat flaps, 2-way cat flap installation, 4-way cat flap installation, automatic cat flap installation, cat flap installation in walls, cat flap removal, cat flap installation in patio doors, large cat flaps, cat flap repairs, infrared cat flap installation in Thetford, conservatory cat flap installations, microchip cat flap installation in Thetford, and more. If there happen to be additional Thetford cat flap requirements that you need but cannot see here, you can easily list them on the QUOTE FORM provided.
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